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Parent and Family Network online coffee morning

Online coffee morning

The Parent and Family Network is holding an online coffee morning via Teams on Tuesday 12 May at 11:00.

 The speaker for our session will be Professor Helen Bilton from the Institute of Education, who will talk to us about the challenge of balancing childcare and work during lockdown. You can find more information about the presentation and our speaker below.

 Following the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to share your experiences of lockdown with other members of the Network.

To register please use this link:

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All colleagues are welcome.

To join the Parent and Family Network, please sign up on Microsoft Teams.

Spinning plates, lots of them: Home schooling and working from home

When lockdown started there was a view that children would be educated at home, with schools directing this virtually. This is what is happening, but it's not ‘home schooling' when the parents/carers also have a job to do. It's plate spinning.

Helen Bilton is a teacher; a researcher of outdoor play and learning. She speaks regularly in the media about schools, education and children.

Helen will talk about children (all ages) and outdoor play; about practical ideas for what parents/carers can do with their child; and about how to help their child transition back to school. She will also talk about some clever tricks to do with managing behaviour, and hopefully reassure parents/carers about what they are doing already.

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